About the Authors

Tao Lin

Contributed equally to this work with: Tao Lin, Lihui Gao

Affiliation Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Medical School, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas, United States of America

Lihui Gao

Contributed equally to this work with: Tao Lin, Lihui Gao

Affiliation Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Medical School, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas, United States of America

Diane G. Edmondson

Affiliation Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Medical School, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas, United States of America

Mary B. Jacobs

Affiliation Division of Bacteriology and Parasitology, Tulane National Primate Research Center, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, Covington, Louisiana, United States of America

Mario T. Philipp

Affiliation Division of Bacteriology and Parasitology, Tulane National Primate Research Center, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, Covington, Louisiana, United States of America

Steven J. Norris

Steven.J.Norris@uth.tmc.edu

Affiliations Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Medical School, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas, United States of America, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Medical School, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: TL LG DGE MTP SJN. Performed the experiments: TL LG DGE MBJ. Analyzed the data: TL LG DGE MBJ MTP SJN. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: TL LG SJN. Wrote the paper: TL DGE MTP SJN.